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CHAOSTAR / Bio

CHAOSTAR has been born out of Christos Antoniou's deep desire to create music that has a more Classical approach. The guitarist emerged internationally as one of the founding members of Greece's leading Dark Metal band SEPTICFLESH, which was founded in 1993 and combines various styles ranging from Gothic as far as the extremes of Black and Death Metal including melodic and also Classical elements.

Christos Antoniou studied composition at the London College of Music under the guidance of Martin Ellerby, head of the composition department. He acquired his Bachelor of Music in 1999 and one year later, he continued his studies in composition/orchestration and earned his Master's Degree in concert music. Among his tutors was Adam Gorb, head of composition at the Royal Northern College of Music.

When SEPTICFLESH released their single "The Eldest Cosmonaut" in September 1998 it clearly took a step towards Classical music within a Metal context. The ensuing success inspires Christos and his band mates to create a project parallel to their main band in order to pursue this course further. This project becomes known as CHAOSTAR.

Although Christos is clearly the driving force behind this new formation, which focuses on an amalgamation of Classical and experimental music, all type-setters of SEPTICFLESH take part in the development of the compositions. Christos holds the reins firmly in his hand and coordinates the interchange of brilliant musicians from the Metal as well as the orchestral side.

This timeless confrontation of different styles gives rise to a music full off emotions as well as evoking and moving them. On top of this, vocalist Natalie Rassoulis, a divinity seemingly coming from another time, throws in her ever growing talent to touch the depths of our inner beings. After their self released first output "The Underworld" (2000) CHAOSTAR sign a deal with French label Holy Records who publishes "Chaostar" (2000), "Threnody" (2001), "The Scarlet Queen" (2004) and finally the compilation "Underworld" (2007).

When SEPTTICFLESH return from a self imposed creative break with their highly successful album "Communion" (2008) on Season of Mist, Christos also revives CHAOSTAR and puts his trust on the same label.

General Info

Band Members
Christos Antoniou: Keyboards, Androniki Skoula: Vocals, Fotis Benardo: Percussion, George Diamantopoulos: Traditional Instruments, Charalampos Paritsis: Electic
Artist Name
CHAOSTAR
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/chaostarband
Genres
Classical / Gothic / Modern

Contact Info

Location
GR